Nambala wins first medal for Namibia at IPC World Champs

27 Oct 2015 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 27 OCT (NAMPA) – Namibian athlete Johannes Nambala on Monday won a gold medal at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships underway in Doha, Qatar.
Nambala won gold in the 200 metre T13 category in a time of 21.74 seconds, setting an African record.
Perris Chad of Australia came second in 21.82 seconds, while Michalski Mateusz of Poland ended third in a time of 21.92 seconds.
Athletes in the T13 class have visually impairment but can reorganise contours between 2 and 6 metres away.
On Tuesday, Nambala qualified for the final of the T13 400m set for Wednesday.
Namibia is also represented by Martina Amutenya Aloisius; Reginald Benade; Theofekus David; Benjamin Kamuhanga; Simson Kariseb; Elias Ndimulunde; Etchegaray Nguluwe; Ananias Shikongo; Sem Shimanda; Johanna Benson; Lahja Ishitile; Albertina Johannes; Rosa Mandjoro; Frieda Nakanyala.
The 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships is the seventh edition of the event.
The event started on 21 October and ends 31 October.
This year’s championships will be the last major competition ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The IPC Athletics World Championships is featuring around 1 300 athletes from 90 countries.
During the 2013 World Championships held in Lyon, France, Namibia won one gold, two silver and four bronze medals.